Swap-bot Time: September 21, 2018 11:01 am


Date Joined: January 20, 2012
Last Online: September 21, 2018
Birthday: June 17
Country: United States
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Hello Lovelies,

My my, how the months do speed by...the year is already half over. How are you living your days?

Are you taking time out to breathe? Do you allow yourself to connect with nature? Do you garden, hike, bird watch, or maybe tend bees, collect stones, forage for medicinal and edible plants? If not, why not? We as a species have forgotten our roots. We take for granted all that this beautiful planet provides for us. We once revered the earth, we gave thanks for what we received from her. Today we ignore her, we poison the earth with pesticides, chemicals, pollution and waste.

It is time we get back to nature. Dig into the dirt, Give your anger, frustration and pain to the earth...I promise you will feel better for it. There are many excuses why you won't, but there are so many more reasons why you should. Guess what? It doesn't matter where you live, there is always a place for a bird feeder, a windowsill herb garden, a small plant or cactus...sit on your deck, porch or patio and watch the movie of life. We're looking for peace and its waiting for us, just outside our door...hope you venture out and find it. Blessed Be.

Now for some serious business: Please know I have limited internet access hence, I've not given an individual THANK YOU to each of you. Please understand, it's not through neglect or insensitivity, only necessity and budget constraints that I must conserve my internet access. Please know you are all fabulous individuals, and I'm eternally grateful for your presence in my life. THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart.

And a bit more serious business...If you haven't received a rating or a swap from me. I will respond ASAP. And thanks again to all you wonderful swappers.

P.S. If I've sent an item to you with incorrect postage, please let me know, and I will gladly send you postage to cover your loss. Thanks for reading all of this. .

Favorite Crafts

I have diverse interests...Art Journaling, making art dolls, altered art, Zentangles, furniture painting, sewing, crochet and the list goes on. Dotee dolls, pincushions and just about anything else. .
THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS. I would really like to receive any of the following... Thank You in advance.

Stickers, and sticker flakes, just no teacher reward

Die cuts of nature, birds, flowers, vines, anything but kiddie stuff.

Anything steam punk

Pretty paper napkins, Please no kiddie nappies.

Project Life cards.

Punches you no longer use, but are still usable. I have exactly 3.

Washi tape and deco tape, love it!

Die cut templates, used, for the original sizzix manual die cut machine.

Self adhesive pearls & gems for making embellishments.

Micron pens for zentanles.

Double sided papers, at least 6 x 6".

Glitter paper.

Address labels with cool designs.

Cool paperclips, flags, & stickies.

POSTCARDS! I love postcards

STAMPS:, used, old, whatever, old coins from other countries.

Bits and Bobs for making junk journals and for making my planner cool.

EPHEMERA: the real deal or reproductions, I enjoy vintage and shabby chic, eclectic items.

Old art from books that are not in great shape anymore...Unusable but brightly colored, and patterned childrens' book pages, the larger the better to make envies out of. OR...just a couple really beautiful pages.

Old photos, Old posters, old maps, book pages in foreign languages, note cards old and new, and valentines. Stationery sets.

Any kind of food, baking/cooking stickers, cut outs etc. for my scrap/recipe book.

Things I like from nature: Butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs, Otters are one of my favs. Also Big cats, i.e. lions and tigers, panthers, etc. I love dragons, although they are mythical. I also have a love of wolves and large breed dogs such as Irish Wolfhounds, Great Danes, Dobermans, etc. I have an appreciation for all animals.

I collect tarot cards, singles, multiples and old decks that don't call to you anymore. I love the unusual and unique artwork. Some are extremely beautiful. I'm attempting to accumulate 78 different cards for a personal deck.

I'm also into natural remedies, herb crafting, wild food foraging, etc. Anything related to these topics, and if you have a dried herb to share along with notes on how to use, etc..

I collect small wind up toys of any type. They're not expensive, usually a couple bucks. Tea cups and saucers, fairies and gnomes, and oh, if you find a smooth flat rock in your yard or on your travels, I'll take it! I love to paint rocks...

Air sign. Accumulate sticks, stones, seeds, (flower and veggie) Heirloom and non-gmo. wildcrafter, wicca, nature lover, studying herbalism. Against violence, prejudice, cruelty, and hatefulness. Believe that your religion is your business and between you and your God, and so is mine. Believe all paths lead to god. Love candles, incense, feathers, shells, and stones.

Guess that's it for now...phew.

Other Favorites

Like my crafting interests, my musical, literary and movie choices are vast and varied. In books everything from Koontz, King, Stirling ) Patterson too, Evanovich (she makes me giggle out loud). I am an avid reader and author's are too many to mention.

MUSIC: OK, some classical, and new age. ROCK N ROLL!!! Stones, Doors, AC/DC, Iron Butterfly, Free/Bad Company, Janice Joplin (have ALL her music). Fleetwood Mac, Moody Blues, Joanie Mitchell...Almost any music except thrash and hard core rap.

MOVIES: Action and adventure, good comedies, and movies that make me think and/or make me cry. Some all time favorites: Practical Magic, Nanny Macphee, Hocus Pocus (sensing a vein here?) The War Horse, Life of Pi, and some oldies like Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, etc.

COLORS: Greens of all hues...kiwi, lime, emerald, seafoam, sage greens. Some deep blues, i.e: royal, ocean, cerullian. Also like rust, cinnamon...deep tones.



I HATE, abhor and despise anything with artificial sweeteners. No chemical sweetners please.
Also, I prefer not to receive religious items. No offense to anyone or their individual beliefs.

Kiddie stickers, I have no small children

1 or 2 sticky notes

Paper torn from a spiral notebook

Pieces cut from an old calendar unless it's artsy, or has interesting artwork/pictures

I Don't do farm themes, ducks, chickens and fruit themes

In general, junky stuff.

I take a great pleasure in sending off my swaps...I write a note or card to everyone I send to, and I appreciate the same...

So with all of that...thanks for reading all of this clutter. .


SPECIAL NOTICE: Please note, that if you were a partner of mine and you haven't received a rating from me...(and of course, you've sent the item). PLEASE contact me and let me know who you are and what you've sent.

I ALWAYS SEND MY SWAPS...If for some reason you haven't received a package from me,, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE email me and let me know. I will send off another packet as quick as I'm able.


Leekoba rated for Fill My Stocking - Sept & Oct on Sep 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the stocking stuffers, I'll be keeping them until Christmas! And thanks for the stickers too :D Happy Swapping!!
Fabriqueen rated for Not Gonna Fit #4 --Catch Up July on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! You had my curiosity up about the round tube. I just had to open it. I will definitely find a use for it. Somebody got tired and didn't make sure the machine was cutting all the way through. The other one is going in my box beside my stocking. Hugs, Diane
lynnerfb rated for A.I. Colors of Season Coins on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: I am honored to receive the Moonstone. It's beautiful. Thank you
SuZignomeMoM rated for WIYM: The Napkin Exchange on Sep 7, 2018
Comment: ♥ Thanks for the great assortment of napkins. I didn't already have a one of them so that makes it all the more fun.
patchworkchickadee rated for MAE - Express Yourself on Sep 2, 2018
Comment: I love the envelopes, Michelle. Especially the outside one. Thank you!
Comment: Hello!! Thank you for the awesome rock for my collection <3 The other day I went out on my porch and a swarm of bees were covering my hummingbird feeder. They drained it and then all flew off! So, it's funny you sent that recipe...you must have had a premonition!
Response: Hi, so glad my premonition worked out. However, the reason you have bees is probably because you have a hummingbird feeder with yellow flowers, yes? I had the same problem last year, and then I purchased a hummingbird feeder that did not have yellow flowers, only red and guess what... No Bees this year. Hope that helps.
Comment: Thank you for the card and the words, they touched my heart, I needed that. Giftie goes in the stocking, it's getting closer!
BusyB rated for WIYM September Stocking Stuffer - USA on Aug 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you Michelle! I am so curious but I will be waiting until Christmas to open. I enjoyed your note on the Christmas card and the extras for now I love! The paper doll/little girl on the vintage Christmas card is my favorite. All of it will be put to good use in my journals. Love it, many hearts to you!!
Comment: Love the ATC you made, and the bow-tie is perfect on that little duck. Nice use of scraps! And thanks for the lace and butterflies too. All of it is much appreciated :)
kfaye rated for Mini Boo Box for August on Aug 25, 2018
Comment: You wrapped it so cute-love the googly eyes! I am going to wait until Halloween to open it to make the holiday more special. Thanks for being a ort of that! :D <3
Comment: Thank you for the great swap! Love the atc you made, and all the extras a cool!
PokerHontaz rated for One Stamp Happy Mail #1 on Aug 18, 2018
Comment: Wow, wow, wow! You've sent me one of the best swaps that I've ever had on this site! hehe Seriously! :D Thank you so much for all of the goodies and sheer care that went into this, I really appreciate it (and you as a partner). I absolutely loved everything. The stickers were so cute!!!! The note cards were nice and sweet, and the teas are gr8 choices! hehe Oh, and the memos!! I loooooved them!! :) It was such a perfect swap, that I wish I could give more hearts <3 You're awesome! :D
CreatingWithMe rated for Not Gonna Fit #3 on Aug 18, 2018
Comment: Your generosity and kindness means so much to me! I cant believe you drove so far! This is truly such an amazing gift. (I have already opened it since I’m impatient LOL.) It’s so cute and I loved the extras! The paper pad was undeniably a faveorite of mine! Can’t wait to add it to my collection. Thank you! Everything was amazing. I don’t believe I’ve said that enough. Once again a big thanks to you!
fairyduster53 rated for CQ: Pincushion on Aug 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely pin cushion. I can just imagine a queen sipping her tea from such a lovely cup.
Arabella rated for A.I. New Craze - Coins on Aug 16, 2018
Comment: Love the coins, Michelle! They turned out so beautiful! And the circles are so round and even! Sometimes mine have little bumps and I keep trimming them a little bit more and then I have to start all over cause they are too small! Thank you so much!
videolady2150 rated for Fill My Stocking - August on Aug 14, 2018
Comment: I haven’t opened this yet but I’m sure I’ll love it! Happy swapping 💜
rjlemley78 rated for TF - Special size on Aug 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you!!!! I'm keeping the bigger gift to put in my stocking, but I opened the small one and LOVE the little magnet!! And the stickers, LOVE them!!!!!
Comment: It's always exciting to be on the receiving end of your swaps!
JazD rated for WIYM-August Stocking Stuffer-USA only on Aug 10, 2018
Comment: I'm sorry I took so long to rate this swap. Thank you very much!

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CurlyTea on Aug 16, 2018:

Never hide your wings!

Angie on May 23, 2018:

Thank you so much for the RAK package of goodies. It took me a couple minutes to acknowledge because I'm so busy going through it. Hee hee. It's wonderful and I truly appreciate it. Of course, I was happy to help with the swap. I'm glad it all worked out! Yay!

shinyserra on May 8, 2018:

Thank you so much for sending home the great Journaling by 5's pages!!! I love how they turned out and your contribution is awesome :)

CurlyTea on Mar 6, 2018:

njstauter on Feb 22, 2018:

open whatever you receive when you want to open it

CurlyTea on Feb 14, 2018:

ladydy5 on Feb 12, 2018:

So glad to have you in our groups and that you do some of their swaps. Have fun and enjoy. Diane

njstauter on Feb 5, 2018:

Be the love you seek in the world

CurlyTea on Dec 31, 2017:

Margothecat on Dec 28, 2017:

Thank you for the candle in a tin for the Sept PB Stocking Stuffer. It smells wonderful!

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